Images of everyday life in 1970s America: disco dancing and inflation, protests and bell-bottoms, gas shortages and suburban sprawl. In 1971, the newly established U.S. Environmental Protection Agency launched the DOCUMERICA Photography Project with the goal of documenting environmental troubles and triumphs across the country. Searching for the Seventies: The DOCUMERICA Photography Project is a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution Travelling Exhibition Service and the National Archives and Records Administration. Free Admission. For more information, call (909) 395-2510.
Searching for the Seventies: The DOCUMERICA Photography Project
Lunar New Year: Blossoms of Spring
The Museum is showcasing the Chinese calligraphy and brush painting of the multiethnic group Sea of Ink Society in honor of the Lunar New Year, a celebration of life. The exhibit will be curated by Shantien Tom Chow. Free Admission. For more information call (909) 395-2510.
Diversity and Inclusion: The Influence of African American Art in Southern California
Gem of the Foothills
This exhibit explores the unique history of Ontario—it’s founding, transitions, people and organizations.
Explore Ontario from its roots beginning with the Native Peoples and Californio Rancheros to its founding by George Chaffey. Discover why it has been called both a “Model Colony” and the “Gem of the Foothills.”
The book, Ontario The Gem of the Foothills by Michael L. Rounds, traces Ontario history from the Native American era to the present day. Many historic images from the museum’s collections are published here for the first time.
This interpretive history about our community is for sale in the museum store.
This is an interpretive, humanities-based exhibition that examines the impact of the road on American life and culture.
Start by learning about America’s fascination with traveling the open road. Or discover the roots of the road, how people have traveled “roads” long before cars did. Highlights include Ontario’s Euclid Avenue, Holt Boulevard and historic Route 66. Be sure to pick up a road map and travel through the “roadscape” of Ontario and beyond. You’ll find out why Road Ways is the world’s largest exhibit.
Road Ways was developed by the museum with the assistance of humanities scholars, contracted curators and exhibit designers and local advisors. Exhibition development, installation and associated publications were made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities, expanding our understanding of the world.